Tulsa Slip & Fall Lawyers Handling Premises Liability Claims
At The Barkett Law Firm in Tulsa, we have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury matters, including litigation arising out of dangerous premises and slip and fall, or trip and fall, accidents. Our attorneys possess the talent and resources to handle cases against private property owners, such as homeowners, employers and businesses, as well as public property owners, including cities, counties and the State of Oklahoma.
Premises liability cases - when can I sue a property owner?
Premises liability is a broad area of law that allows people who have been injured as the result of a dangerous property condition to recover compensation for their injuries and damages. Claims arising from slip and fall accidents are the most well-known type of premises liability case, but premises liability can also include failure to provide adequate security, false arrest and toxic exposure. Some of the most common cases involve:
- Falling merchandise
- Broken stairs and dangerous staircases
- Faulty handrails and guardrails
- Sidewalk accidents
- Parking lot injuries
- Lack of security or ineffective security on the premises
- Lack of adequate lighting
- Electrical hazards
- Falling trees and tree branches
- Dogs and other animals that are not properly secured
- Drowning accidents and swimming pool accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Unsafe playgrounds and recreational facilities
- Lack of signs warning people of dangerous conditions
- Lack of maintenance
- False arrest for shoplifting or another infraction
An accident resulting from an unsafe property condition can occur almost anywhere, such as grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, public walkways, schools, stadiums, amusement park and hospitals. If you were injured because of an unsafe property condition that also involved dangerous or defective equipment, you may also have a claim against the manufacturer, distributor and/or supplier of the equipment. Please see our products liability page for more information about these claims.
Premises liability cases require experienced personal injury attorneys because they are often complex and difficult to prove, despite seeming straightforward. Claims vary significantly based on the circumstances of an accident, and the strength of a claim depends upon many factors, including the victim's purpose for being on the property, how the injury occurred, whether the property owner was aware of the hazard and what evidence is available. Michael L. Barkett used to defend Walmart in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, and thoroughly understands how to approach these cases to obtain excellent results for plaintiffs.
Seek advice from a dedicated Tulsa legal team
If you or someone you love slipped on someone's property, fell off someone's stairs or were harmed because of a dangerous property condition, contact The Barkett Law Firm in Tulsa to discuss your potential claim during a free initial consultation. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorneys' fees until we collect compensation on your behalf.